Mixed English Questions Set 28 (New Pattern)

Practise our New Pattern English questions for upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk and insurance exams. This set contains questions from Odd Sentence and Word Usage.

Direction (1-5) : The following questions contain five sentences as options. Find one sentence which does not relate to the central theme of the passage made by remaining four sentences.

  1. A) MOST asteroids in the solar system come nowhere near the Earth, and of those that do, most are so small that they burn up harmlessly in the atmosphere.
    B) But, as a report written by America’s National Academy of Sciences points out, a big one is almost certain to hit eventually.
    C) Most graceful of all would be a “gravity tractor”, in which a spaceship is flown near the asteroid.
    D) Depending on how big it is, and where it comes down, it could wipe out a city, a country or possibly even human civilisation.
    E) The focus is now on how to protect the Earth from future impacts, because asteroid strikes are one of the few natural disasters that humans have the power to prevent.
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    Option C
    : The passage is about an asteroid that may hit earth. Even though asteroid word is used in Option C also, but it is not related to the asteroid hitting earth.
  2. A) A FOUL white smoke has engulfed parts of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
    B) Council is expected to vote on a smoking ban for all public places.
    C) Slash-and-burn farming is largely to blame for the haze.
    D) It is the cheapest way to clear clogged woodland, with many villagers unable to buy or hire expensive earth-moving machines to make their land arable.
    E) At least three laws in Indonesia prohibit the burning and clearing of forests. But these have never been seriously enforced by the government.
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      Option B
    : Option B talks about ban on smoking.
  3. A) Users of Telegram have been hit by a major outage which has left them unable to access the popular messaging service.
    B) In India, the telegram held on a bit longer because it was used for internal government communications.
    C) The peak year was 1985, when 60m telegrams were sent, according to BSNL.
    D) But since then the number has dropped, and the number of telegram offices in India has fallen from 45,000 to just 75.
    E) Yet even after the shut-down of India’s official service, telegrams survive in a few other countries, including Belgium, Japan and Sweden, where former telecoms monopolies maintain them as a nostalgic novelty service.
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      Option A
    : In option A , telegram app is being talked about, while the passage is about the old telegram post.
  4. A) There are two main varieties of coffee bean: arabica and robusta.
    B) Arabica accounts for around 60% of the world’s crop, is considered superior and fetches higher prices
    C) Robusta is a hardier crop, resistant to leaf rust, but has a more bitter taste.
    D) Cover crops are planted after harvest as an in-between crop.
    E) Most of the beans produced in Brazil are of the arabica variety.
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      Option D
    : covers crops are those which are grown for enrichment and protection of soil. It is not related to the passage which is about coffee.
  5. A) IMAGINE a small drone that could fly around sampling animals and people in an effort to see which pathogens are present in an area, and what host species harbour them.
    B) Edible drones filled with food, water or medicine could soon become indispensable in humanitarian emergencies by delivering live-saving supplies to remote areas hit by natural disasters or conflict.
    C) That would be invaluable to epidemiologists seeking to understand how diseases spread, and how to predict and pre-empt their outbreaks.
    D) At the moment, such a drone is beyond human technology.
    E) But nature has already come up with one such technology called the mosquito that draw blood from animals to feed on. While doing so, they also ingest any blood-born pathogens present in those animals.
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    Option B
    : Passage is about drones that can collect pathogen samples.

Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions, a word has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

  1. Resilient
    A) Some small businesses were resilient following the recession; but unfortunately, many were defeated in hard economic times and had to close shop.
    B) Brick houses are more resilient to wind damage than mobile homes.
    C) The resilient stick surprised everyone, as it took back its shape every time it was bent.
    D) As the book was resilient it was difficult for him to understand the book.
    E) All correct
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    Option D
    : A) and B)Resilient – able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
    C) Resilient – able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending
  2. High
    A) Aditya has a high opinion of Shraddha.
    B) The shed was piled high with wood.
    C) Indian IT companies are not the only ones high by US President Donald Trump.
    D) Neither of them had been in high spirits yesterday.
    E) All correct
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    Option C
    : high opinion – to think that something is good
  3. Corner
    A) I caught a glimpse of him as he turned the corner
    B) The power plant was located in the remote corner of the district.
    C) I didn’t wait for the prosecutor to try to get me in a corner.
    D) You have to choose which corner will fit the box.
    E) All correct
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    Option D
    : A) corner – a sharp bend in a road
    B) corner – a location or area, especially one regarded as secluded or remote.
    C) corner – a difficult or awkward situation
  4. Float
    A) Governor′s policy to letting the currency float turned out to be positive.
    B) The carnival float that won the first prize was based on the theme of Global Warming.
    C) When he started float on water everyone was surprise as he does not knows how to swim.
    D) He can’t even float let alone swim.
    E) All correct
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    Option C
    : C) floating is the correct word here.
    A) Float – fluctuate freely in value in accordance with supply and demand in the financial markets.
    B) Float – a small vehicle or cart, especially one powered by electricity.
  5. Index
    A) Index will help you in navigating the book easily.
    B) Ashish put his index finger on her lips to silence her.
    C) Index fossils provide a reference of time throughout rock layers.
    D) The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most well-known share index in the USA.
    E) All correct
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    Option E
    : Index fossil – a fossil that is useful for dating and correlating the strata in which it is found


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